A few (two?) weekends ago while attending a baby shower for a friend, I spotted a really (really) cute bag across the way. Toward the end of the afternoon, I wandered over to the owner of the bag, and said: "That is a really (really) cute bag, where did you get it?" to which she replied, her husband had lovingly picked it out for her for Christmas. (With the help of a printout and a neon arrow pointing at the exact bag).
Turning to leave, I said: "Well, it's really (really) cute". She then, off-handedly said: "It's a Vera".
My head spun around, my eyes bugged out of my head, and I choked on my own saliva.
"You've got to be kidding".
" I HATE Vera Bradley bags".
As many of you know, I received my first Vera December of 2008. A diaper bag for Jackson. I use it every day. don't tell.
And this really (really) cute bag
A wise woman once told me, "There is always a different emotion behind hatred". (and anger...not relevant). I've decided my emotion behind the Vera Bradley hatred is jealousy. Yup. I can make bags. Lots of pockets in them too. Better fabrics ta' boot. Why didn't I think of THIS???
Now, the burning question is: do I wait until spring to use it? Or go ahead and start carrying it now? Would it help to know that I've carried the same bag for a solid year? never changed for summer, fall or winter. I'm ashamed.